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Sunday, March 15

Waters of the Chesapeake Beth McGee, a water-quality scientist at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, will present an overview of the science and policy surrounding efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay as well as describe the economic benefits of restoring the bay at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Howard County, 9325 Presbyterian Circle in Columbia. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. Information: 410-730-3545 or


Classical concert The Columbia Orchestra Piano Trio, along with violist Robin Fay Massie-Pighee, will perform the music of Debussy and Brahms at 3 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road in Columbia. Free admission. Information: 410-465-8777 or

Monday, March 16


Rally for Life The American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Howard County will meet from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel, 5485 Twin Knolls Road in Columbia. Attendees can learn what Relay for Life is all about, what's new this year, and see how to get involved. All are welcome. Information:

Historical society meets The Savage Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. in Room 3 at the Faith and Ministry Center, 9032 Baltimore St. The topic is "Treasures: One and All." Free and open to the public. Information: 301-725-1241.

Tuesday, March 17

Leprechauns The Glenwood Branch Library, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville, will host "Mighty March: Leprechauns and Lads for Lassies," at 10:30 a.m. for ages 3-5. Registration required. Information: 410-313-5577.

Wednesday, March 18

Trustees meet The Board of Trustees of Howard Community College will hold a meeting of the Audit and Finance Committee at 8:30 a.m. in room 401 of the Rouse Company Foundation Student Services Hall, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. Information: 443-518-1820.

Thursday, March 19

New-release cinema The Friends of Howard County Library presents "Top Five," written, directed and starring Chris Rock, on the big screen at 7 p.m. at the library's East Columbia branch, 6600 Cradlerock Way. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Event features free popcorn, soda and candy, which will not be served after the start of the movie. Admission is free. Information: 410-313-7717.


Senior event The Oakland Mills Community Association hosts 50+ Fun and Fulfilling at 9:30 a.m. at The Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place in Columbia. Coffee, tea and light breakfast desserts will be served. Information: 410-730-4610 or

Considering divorce? Attorney and mediator Linda Sorg Ostovitz of Silverstein & Ostovitz offers an overview of the Maryland family law system and areas of consideration for individuals thinking about divorce at 5:30 p.m. at Hebron House, 2331 Calvin Circle in Ellicott City. Free, but registration is required. Information: 410-461-4200.

Friday, March 20

Tribute concert Celebrate the music of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Paul McCartney with tribute artist Jed Duvall at 8 p.m. today and Saturday at Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St. in Laurel. Tickets are $20. Information: 301-617-9906.

Family fun Clarlen Nursery School will host its annual Wheely Fun Day from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Bethany United Methodist Church, 2875 Bethany Lane in Ellicott City. Vehicles of all sizes and varieties will be on display in the church's back parking lot. All are welcome. Information: 410-465-7405.

Saturday, March 21


Ice show The Columbia Figure Skating Club will hold its annual spring production March 21-22 at the Columbia Ice Rink, 5876 Thunder Hill Road. Show times are 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. today and 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 22. Skaters will perform scenes from movies, such as "Annie," "Mary Poppins," "Frozen," and "Despicable Me." Show features more than 60 performers, preschool through high school ages, and includes many advanced-level skaters who have competed in regional and national level competitions. For ticket prices and more information, go to

Concert Violinist Rachel Barton Pine, accompanied by pianist Matthew Hagle, performs at 8 p.m. at Howard Community College's Horowitz Arts Center, Smith Theatre, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. Tickets are $32, $30 for seniors and $12 for students. Information: 410-997-2324 or

'The Bible Tells Me So' An Easter program for kids will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at Christ Lutheran Church, 12570 Clarksville Pike in Clarksville. All children ages 4 through eighth grade are invited. For more information, call 410-730-5209 or go to

'Stories for the Equinox'Celebrate spring with an afternoon of storytelling by Vernyce Dannells, Walter Jones and Kristin Pedemonti from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Howard County Conservancy, 10520 Old Frederick Road. They will tell tales of Earth's reawakening and the rebirth of nature using the spoken word, song and musical instruments. Admission is $10; $5 for those younger than 18 and $25 per family. Information: 410-465-8877or

Classical concert Columbia Pro Cantare presents the "Music of Women Composers" at 8 p.m. at the Jim Rouse Theater, 5460 Trumpeter Road in Columbia. Admission is $20-$25. Information: 410-799-9321.

Family breakfast The United Methodist Church of Savage will host Breakfast with the Easter Bunny from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 9050 Baltimore St. The menu includes eggs, pancakes, sausage, applesauce and drinks. Cost is $5 to $8. Coconut, peanut butter, orange cream, maple nut, fruit and nut, butter cream and cherry homemade chocolate-covered eggs will be available for $5 each. Information: 301-725-7630 or

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Music Matters DL Weiner, Dr. R and the Outpatients, and Noah Pierre perform in a free Music Matters showcase from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Mad City, 10801 Hickory Ridge Road in Columbia. Information: 410-964-8671.


Screening and talk See the Academy Award-winning movie "Selma" preceded by remarks from county resident Sherman Howell about his experiences at the historic march in 1965 at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, at Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane in Columbia. Admission is $6. Information: 443-367-9043.

Film series The Columbia Jewish Congregation's 23rd annual film series continues on Saturday, March 28, with "The Other Son." Screenings will be at the Columbia Jewish Congregation, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Room 200. Tickets are $19 for the remaining two films. Single tickets will also be available at the door for $10. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.; screenings begin at 8 p.m. Refreshments and post-film discussion included. Information: 410-997-0694 or

Arts event The 18th annual Celebration of the Arts in Howard County will be held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at Howard Community College's Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. The event will feature food, a silent auction and musical entertainment. Tickets are $100 and $50. Information: 410-313-2787.

Wellness event for women The seventh annual WomenFest will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at the Gary J. Arthur Community Center in Glenwood. Lynne Brick, president of Brick Bodies Fitness Services, will speak on "Build Your Healthy Tomorrow, Today." Admission and parking are free. Information:


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